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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Nice Kitty
A relentless climb with nice scenery to get you up to the Colorado Trail. Near Castle Rock, CO
Buffalo Creek Big Loop - IMBA Epic
A nice tour of some of the best of Buffalo Creek - mostly smooth singletrack with some climbing. Near Castle Rock, CO
Picture Rock
A newer, professionally buit section of trail linking Heil Ranch with Lyons and Hall Ranch. Near Lyons, CO
Left Hand
Easy, flowing singletrack that can be linked into an infinite number of Boulder Valley Ranch rides. Near Boulder, CO
Little Scraggy Trail
A great Buffalo Creek trail - swooping flow trails with intermittent granite slab obstacles. Near Roxborough Park, CO
Lair O' the Bear - Bear Creek Trail
Mostly flowy singletrack, with a few small climbs and some very fun rock challenges. Near Morrison, CO
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Idaho Springs  


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Bob Horan bouldering at Swissco, Fall River Road ...

Description 

There are various climbing options in this area. They range from roadside cragging to subalpine bouldering. Most of these are accessed via I-70 and/or the Fall River Rd.

Addendum: the Fall River Road slab was moved to the Dumont vicinity area.

Getting There 

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Climbing Season



Weather station 0.5 miles from here

48 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',19],['V4-5',12],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Idaho Springs:
Doughy   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine   Reynolds Lake : Reynolds Boulder
A River Runs Through It   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Middle Ohman : A River Runs Through It Bou...
Dada Movement   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Middle Ohman : Art Boulder
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Featured Route For Idaho Springs
Black Boulder - Upper Ohman.  Photo: Andrew Riley.

Black Ness Monster V6 7A  CO : Idaho Springs : ... : Black Boulder
Start low with a left slopey crimp and a right crimp on top of a triangle feature. Move up the boulder using incredible holds, including an awesome undercling....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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